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Billion Dollar Weather/Climate Disasters

Figure 17.1

This figure appears in chapter 17 of the Climate Change Impacts in the United States: The Third National Climate Assessment report.

This map summarizes the number of times each state has been affected by weather and climate events over the past 30 years that have resulted in more than a billion dollars in damages. The Southeast has been affected by more billion-dollar disasters than any other region. The primary disaster type for coastal states such as Florida is hurricanes, while interior and northern states in the region also experience sizeable numbers of tornadoes and winter storms. For a list of events and the affected states, see: (Figure source: NOAA NCDC).

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This figure was created on April 03, 2014.

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